Allied Warships

USS Swasey (DD 273)

Destroyer of the Clemson class

Photo from City of Vancouver Archives, CVA 447-2735

NavyThe US Navy
PennantDD 273 
Built byBethlehem Shipbuilding Corp., (Squantum, Massachusetts, U.S.A.) 
Laid down27 Aug 1918 
Launched7 May 1919 
Commissioned8 Aug 1919 
End service26 Nov 1940 

Decommissioned on 10 June 1922
Recommissioned on 18 December 1939 and transferred to the Royal Navy on 26 November 1940.

Career notesto Britain as HMS Rockingham (G 58)

Commands listed for USS Swasey (DD 273)

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1Lt.Cdr. Bruce Draper Kelley, USN18 Dec 193926 Nov 1940

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Destroyers of World War Two

Whitley, M. J.

U.S. Destroyers

Friedman, Norman

United States Destroyer Operations In World War II.

Roscoe, Theodore

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